Phone: 5078726122 ext 1128


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Early Childhood Education (SMSU) BA Elementary Education (SMSU) LETRS trained

Miss Kim Gades

Hello, and welcome to 4TH grade!
My name is Kim Gades, and I am a 4th Grade teacher at Minneota Elementary.  I started teaching in Minneota in the 2012-2013 school year. I have taught 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in my time here. I am excited about returning to 4th grade reading and social studies this year! I have also served as a speech coach here in Minneota since 2012 for grades 6-12.  
I am originally from Adrian, MN.  I attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall and obtained degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  Before obtaining a job in Minneota, I worked in several districts in southwestern Minnesota as a substitute and spent a year in Hancock, MN, teaching preschool and kindergarten. 
In the summer, I enjoy teaching swimming lessons at the Minneota Pool.  
A few of my favorites are:
     Candy: Sour Gummy Worms & Kit Kats
     Drink: Twisted Elixir Bubbl'r
     Book as a 4th Grader: Ella Enchanged
     Smell: Pumpkin Cupcake from Bath & Body Works
     TV Show: The Office
     Hobbies: watching movies, swimming, reading, and going to craft shows
I look forward to this coming year and teaching 4th grade!
If you have any questions or comments and would like to contact me, you can email me at or you can call the school 507-872-6122, and I'm extension 1128! Our grade also has a Facebook page that Mr. Myhre and I share.  You can search "Minneota's Fabulous 4th Graders" to find us!
Have a great day!